Anticrime Costs Hit $167 Billion; Prisons Cited

Spending by the U.S. criminal justice system hit a record $167 billion in 2001–$20 billion more than the 1999 total, says the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics. Adjusted for inflation, the increase was about 150 percent over two decades. Much of the increase was do to corrections costs. The total of state and federal
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